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What are the attendance options for Taking Action for Animals 2022?

TAFA 2022 will be a mix of in-person sessions and events held in Washington, D.C. along with select sessions livestreamed. While many people are eager to travel and connect with their peers in person, we understand that others are uncomfortable or unable to travel. Participants who choose not to travel will have the option to view livestreamed content and still experience parts of Taking Action for Animals.

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What safety precautions will be put in place for the in-person audience?

The Humane Society of the United States considers the health and safety of all those who attend TAFA 2022 in person our top priority. 

Learn More About Our Health and Safety Precautions

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When will registration open?

Registration will open in early 2022.

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Are there discounts available for the conference?

You can receive discounted in-person registration of $120 if you register during the advance registration time period. We also offer an additional $25 discount on in-person registration for volunteering. For more information on volunteer opportunities at TAFA, please email us

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What time zone will be used?

The schedules for both the in-person and livestreamed portions of the conference will be in Eastern Daylight Saving time.

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What sessions are being offered?

A description of all TAFA sessions will be available in early 2022. Past session topics included stopping puppy mills, fur farms, factory farming and cosmetics testing.

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What type of food is being provided at TAFA?

We will be serving plant-based meals at TAFA, which is a great way to save precious natural resources, spare animals from factory farms and help you look and feel better! Serving meat-free meals is not only environmentally friendly and health-conscious, but it also wholeheartedly helps to support our mission of a humane society. 

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How old must I be to attend TAFA?

All participants (in-person and virtual) must be 18 years or older to attend TAFA.

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As a virtual participant, will I be able to ask questions or participate in discussions?

Yes, the virtual audience will be able to ask questions at the livestreamed sessions.

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Will sessions be recorded for on-demand viewing?

Any TAFA session that is livestreamed will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing later by both in-person and virtual participants. All on-demand content will be available following TAFA 2022.

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Do I need a Zoom account to participate in the livestreamed offering of the conference?

No, a Zoom account is not required to participate in the livestreamed portions of the conference.

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What if I have additional questions?

Please email us!

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Humane Lobby Day FAQ

How can I register for Humane Lobby Day?

You will sign up for Humane Lobby Day during the conference registration process, which opens in early 2022. Once you are registered, your appointments for Humane Lobby Day will be made for you.

When is Humane Lobby Day?

Humane Lobby Day will take place on Capitol Hill Monday, July 18, 2022. Overall hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Will there be transportation from the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel to Capitol Hill?

Round-trip transportation will be provided from the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel to the Capitol.

Will I be talking to lawmakers face-to-face?

Yes, every attempt will be made to schedule a meeting with the federal legislators who represent you at the Capitol. In the event that your legislator cannot meet with you personally, you will get a chance to talk with one of his or her key staffers. Your meeting will generally only last a few minutes and you’ll be given specific talking points and training about what to cover during the meeting. The training is scheduled during TAFA and attendance is mandatory.

I can only make it for part of the day—is that OK?

The event is designed to build throughout the day. It’s important to plan to attend the entire event.

What should I wear?

Dress professionally to meet with legislators. A business suit or slacks/skirt and a jacket are appropriate for Humane Lobby Day. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a picture ID.

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